It traditionally takes a speedy filly to land this but last year's winner, Windfire, had run over 6f and 7f before landing the spoils. EXPLOSIVE LADY (NAP) looked a bit unlucky in the Princess Margaret at Ascot last month as the first two had flown by the time Martin Harley had extracted her from a pocket. She was ahead of Rosie's Premiere and Accipiter that day and, as she'd won easily enough over 5f on her debut at Nottingham, could be the answer to this. The Hannon trio Dangerous Moonlite, Parsley and Spirit Of Xian are respected, as is Littlemissblakeney who had Dangerous Moonlite, Blue Aegean and Al Fareej behind when fifth in the Queen Mary and didn't appear to get home over 6f last time at Newmarket.
Accipiter 12-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, headway near side halfway, chasing leaders when carried left briefly over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 8l behind Osaila (9-0) at Ascot 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul.
Al Fareej (IRE) 2-5fav (9-0) Prominent, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, comfortable, won at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol beating Renaissant (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Blue Aegean 20-1 (9-0) Raced in centre and prominent, led overall as groups merged approaching final 2f, headed entering final 2f, weakened quickly over 1f out, 20th of 21, 19l behind Anthem Alexander (9-0) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Bronze Maquette (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders on rail, went 2nd on rail 2f out, led well over 1f out, strongly pressed in closing stages, held on, won at Ascot 6f 2yo hcp (4) gf in Jul beating Anastazia (8-4) by nk, 6 ran.
Dangerous Moonlite (IRE) Evens0fav (9-1) Soon led and got on rail, pushed readily clear over 1f out, kept on strongly, won at Windsor 5f 2yo fll stks (2) gd in Jun beating Tongue Twista (8-10) by 4l, 3 ran.
Explosive Lady (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Steadied start, held up in last pair, headway when not clear run and switched right over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, nearest finish, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Osaila (9-0) at Ascot 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul.
Littlemissblakeney 5-1 (9-0) Took keen hold in touch, driven to challenge over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 5l behind Calypso Beat (9-0) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gf in Jun.
Magic Florence (IRE) 3-10fav (9-0) Always prominent, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jul beating Candlelight (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Parsley (IRE) 1-4fav (8-6) Close up, led over 3f out, soon headed, ridden 2f out, edged left and led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Windsor 5f nov med aut stk (5) gs beating Marigot Bay (8-6) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Rosie's Premiere (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened, 5th of 8, 4l behind Osaila (9-0) at Ascot 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul.
Spirit Of Xian (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace, never on terms, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Cotai Glory (9-1) at Goodwood 5f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.
Zeb Un Nisa 4-7fav (8-11) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, last of 2, 1l behind Snap Shots (9-0) at Bath 5f 2yo nov stk (4) fm in Jul.